Scientific Forecaster Discussion
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Northern Alaska forecast discussion
National Weather Service Fairbanks Alaska
515 am akdt Fri Mar 24 2017
models in good agreement through 60 hours. Strong upper level low
anchored firmly in the high Arctic well north of the Arctic
Circle. The deep upper level trough over northern Alaska will
persist through the beginning of next week.
As the main surface low swings eastward across the Arctic coast,
in the high Arctic, the gradient will tighten and the winds will
increase along the Arctic coast. This should remain fairly strong
through the weekend.
A moderately strong surface low will move northward in the Gulf of
Alaska by Monday and then spread northward over the central and
eastern interior with scattered snow showers along with the front.
Appears to be scattered snow showers that will accompany the
short wave that moves over the area. It could be a potential for
decent rain shadowing from the Alaska Range since the upper level
winds will become fairly strong over the central interior on late
Sunday and into Monday.
Areas of fog are affecting many locations on the West Coast as
well as locations on the Arctic coast.